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New York City Wants to Put a Climate Change ‘Laboratory’ on Governors Island

NYT Science - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 15:22
The island, which has an unusual history and considerable real estate potential, could host a complex devoted to climate policy under the plan, which is in its early stages.

Hot Tub Displays at State Fair Eyed as Link to Legionnares’ Disease Outbreak

NYT Science - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 14:26
More than 100 people in North Carolina were sickened with Legionnares’ disease and Pontiac fever last month. One person died.

Milky Way's centre exploded 3.5 million years ago

BBC Science - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 13:19
A cataclysmic energy flare started near the massive black hole in our galaxy, a new research says.

Philippine Leader Rodrigo Duterte Says He Has Neuromuscular Disease

NYT Science - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 02:47
The president revealed that he has a chronic autoimmune ailment that leads to skeletal muscle weakness, and that the disease runs in his family.

Goshawks: The rare bird of prey returns to the New Forest

BBC Science - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 16:23
The number of rare goshawks in the New Forest has doubled in the last eight years.

How do you choose a Nobel Prize winner?

BBC Science - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 16:17
The Nobel Prizes are amongst the most prestigious awards in a variety of fields, so how do you win one?

Transhumanism: How far would you go for a body upgrade?

BBC Science - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 16:17
Meet the "transhumanists" who are pushing the boundaries of technology to implant chips and more into their bodies.

First All-Female Spacewalk Is Back On, NASA Says

NYT Science - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 13:58
The mission was canceled in March after the agency said it did not have two properly fitted spacesuits readily available.

Cardiff Half Marathon: Worry over environmental impact

BBC Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 17:52
Organisers of the Cardiff Half Marathon have taken measures to reduce the event's carbon footprint.

Hampshire farmers join Extinction Rebellion climate protest

BBC Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:31
They want to highlight the fact they are one of the industries worst affected by climate change.

Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

NYT Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:36
Researchers believe that the decline may be connected to advances in embryo transfers during in vitro fertilization.

Australia Just Had a Bad Flu Season. That May Be a Warning for the U.S.

NYT Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:05
In 2017, a terrible flu season in Australia presaged an American outbreak in which 79,000 died. Experts advise getting the shot soon.

Flash Drought in the South Brings Record Heat Without Rain

NYT Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 12:51
Autumn is here, and it’s still hot. Here is what we know about the record-breaking temperatures and low precipitation across much of the American South.

Scientists on Arctic Expedition Choose Ice Floe That’ll Be Home for a Year

NYT Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:33
The Mosaic mission has picked the ice floe it will be frozen into for the next year, to learn more about global warming's effects on the Arctic. 

Climate change: Polarstern icebreaker begins year-long Arctic drift

BBC Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:33
The research vessel is spearheading the biggest ever scientific expedition at the North Pole.

F.D.A. Approves New H.I.V.-Prevention Drug, but Not for Women

NYT Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:24
Citing a lack of evidence, the agency will require Gilead to conduct further trials in women.

A Dinosaur Walks Into a Veterinarian’s Office

NYT Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:15
We asked a pet doctor how he’d treat the fossilized injuries found to have affected some of prehistory’s most fearsome reptiles.

Trump, Facing Farmers’ Discontent, Plans Help for Ethanol

NYT Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:02
Amid rising political pressure from trade-war fallout, the Trump administration is moving to increase purchases of domestic grain to make ethanol.

Scientists Solve a Puzzle: What’s Really in a Fatberg

NYT Science - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:23
The grisly results of an autopsy in the U.K. were made public on Friday, and they were not pretty. But they did hold a few surprises.

Rick Perry Is Said to Be Stepping Down as Energy Secretary by Year’s End

NYT Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 21:13
An aggressive promoter of President Trump’s fossil fuel agenda, Mr. Perry ended his run as one of the longest serving cabinet members in a tumultuous administration.

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